As members of the NOAA-sponsored US stranding response team since its formation in 2002, our team provides emergency stranding response for 40% of Florida’s east coast. This portion of Florida includes Brevard County, a stranding hot-spot with more than twice the...
Researchers at HSWRI assisted SeaWorld San Diego in the study and successful release of a California gray whale calf named “JJ,” who captivated the public. Read more
To measure the impact of oil drilling on beluga whales in the wild, we first observed the animals in SeaWorld, and then compared this response to that of wild belugas off the coast of Alaska. Read more
HSWRI researchers first recorded bowhead whales’ vocalizations during whale surveys in Alaska. Whale songs like these were an inspiration for the Save the Whales campaigns of the 1970s, which eventually banned commercial whaling. Read more